Levels of Certification

IRACS sets out the criteria for rope access personnel aiming to achieve the desired competency to meet the code of practice defined in ISO 22846-2. IRACS rope access certification has three levels of certifications through training, examination and certification.

Job task analysis for all levels of certifications

Rope access personnel who is able to perform a specified range of rope access tasks under the supervision of a IRACS Level 3. He/she is.

  • Able to understand and follow the rope access procedures, method statements and associated risk assessments
  • Responsible for pre-use checks of his/her own rope access equipment
  • Able to assist in rigging and other operations, under the guidance of a higher grade
  • Able to undertake a simple rescue in descent, and assist in rescue operations.

This is an experienced rope access personnel who is able to perform more complex tasks under the supervision of a IRACS Level 3. He/she is

  • Able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required of Level 1
  • Capable of more complex rigging, including re-belays, deviations and tensioned lines
  • Able to undertake rescues from a variety of situations
  • Able to assemble and implement hauling systems.

    This is an experienced rope access personnel who is responsible for understanding and implementing the rope access procedures, method statements and associated risk assessments and he/she

  • Is able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required of Levels 1 and Level 2
  • Is conversant with relevant work techniques and legislation
  • Has an extensive knowledge of advanced rope access rigging and rescue techniques